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Duty with VR-24 also offered opportunities to travel around southern Spain, as shown in the photos below from Ernie Gasaway's collection.


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Artie Ward and his friend pose with a motorcycle while, in th background Ernie Gasaway appears to admire an example of the local mode of transport. Photo taken in Jerez (pronounced "Hereth"), a town near Rota.

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Ernie Gasaway beside shipmate's vehicle on the road to Seville, Spain.

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Seville street scene featuring a Renault Dauphine, followed by what looks to be a Fiat 900.

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Another Seville scene showing a vintage Citroen "mini-pickup", before the phrase was coined.

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Shipmates, John Matich and "Lighting" Ellis stand on a bridge over the Guadalquivir River.

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John Matich at another point along the Guadalquivir.

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The Guadalquivir River,down which Christopher Columbus sailed to Cadiz before departing in March 1502 on his fourth expedition to the New World.

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View of a venerable bridge across the Guadalquivir River.

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